' Cinema Romantico: Breaking Down the 2nd ID4: Resurgence Trailer Reaction Shots

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Breaking Down the 2nd ID4: Resurgence Trailer Reaction Shots

As Cinema Romantico has previously noted with unbridled joy, "Independence Day", that rollicking barrel of absurd movie monkeys, was all about the reaction shot. Roland Emmerich puts his actors in front of the camera and tells 'em an alien ship or a fireball or a something-or-other is up in the sky and "ACT O.M.G.!" And they did. And they did in the first trailer for the mildly-awaited "ID4" sequel, as Cinema Romantico broke down several months ago, and they did again in the second trailer for the mildly-awaited "ID4" sequel that just dropped last week. My hope is that this is but a tiny taste of the all-you-can-eat reaction shot salad bar to come...

Breaking Down the 2nd ID4: Resurgence Trailer Reaction Shots


Oh yeah! Brent Spiner is back, baby, and he is looking suitably spazzed! (Also, note Bill Pullman's out-of-focus reaction shot in the background. Even when he's not the focal point of the frame, he's reacting. What a pro.)



Serious Goldblum.



Bewildered Goldblum.



I don't know who she is but good to see she got the Reaction Shot memo that I imagine Emmerich handed out the first day of shooting. 



When you've been through the shit once before, you keep your composure the second time around.



I might have imagined this one.



Good to see Patricia's got that famous Whitmore resolve.




This is a strong variation of the traditional "A distress call?" reaction.



Group Reaction Shot, with additional bunny ears, which can only foretell wondrous things.

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